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Does My Cincinnati Home Need an HVAC Surge Protector?

Mar 7, 2017
Protect Against Lightning Strikes | Nelson Comfort

Spring officially starts in a few weeks, and we’ve already experienced some spring-like storms. Nearby lightning strikes can cause power surges which have the potential to damage your home or business’s electrical appliances and other equipment. This includes your HVAC systems. Keep your expensive comfort systems safe from storm damage by having an HVAC surge protector installed.

HVAC Damage Caused by Power Surges

When a power surge occurs, excessive electrical voltage rushes through the wiring in your Cincinnati home or business. The devices and equipment plugged into the electrical system receive a momentary jolt of power, which may be beyond their capacity to handle.

Today’s HVAC systems include various electronic elements, from control panels to safety components. A power surge may damage parts of your heating and cooling equipment, such as the capacitor, compressor, wiring, and others. Repairing surge damaged HVAC components can be quite costly, and depending on the cause of the surge, may not be covered by your homeowner’s insurance.

HVAC Surge Protectors for Your Heating & Cooling Systems

The best way to protect your heating and cooling systems from potential power surges is to have surge protection installed. Taking a multi-level approach will provide the best protection. Whole home surge protectors not only protect your HVAC systems, but all electrical devices and components in your home. Point-of-use surge protectors should be installed at the heating and cooling systems’ outlets to add protection for these expensive and much-needed appliances.

HVAC Surge Protectors Offer Year-Round Protection

While storms can cause damaging power surges, they aren’t the only source – household factors are commonly to blame. Appliance cycling, faulty wiring or malfunctioning electrical components in your home can also create power surges. Power outages and downed electrical lines may also lead to a surge in power. Protecting your furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump with an HVAC surge protector safeguards your heating and cooling systems throughout the year from all surge sources.

Protect your Cincinnati home’s comfort systems by having HVAC surge protectors installed. Our licensed electrical team will perform the job in a few short hours, providing you safety and peace of mind. Contact us today to learn more.

About The Author

Dan Detmer
Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service.If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!
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